Fonds F0116 - Thomas A. Hockin fonds

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Thomas A. Hockin fonds

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  • 1962-2014 (Creation)

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17.7 m of textual records
0.30 m of photographs

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Thomas A. Hockin, educator and politician, was born in London, Ontario in 1938. He was educated at the University of Western Ontario (B.A. hons., 1961), and Harvard University (M.Pub. Admin., 1963; Ph.D., 1966). He married Marion V. Schaefer in 1967. He began teaching Political Science at York University in 1973 and subsequently Business Administration in the University of Western Ontario’s School of Business. He was first elected to the House of Commons in 1984 as a Progressive Conservative member for London West and was re-elected in 1988. He was appointed Minister of State (Finance) on 30 June 1986, became Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism) on 31 January 1989, and Minister for Science on 4 January 1993. On 25 June 1993 he was appointed Minister of International Trade in the Kim Campbell cabinet. After his defeat in the 1993 general election he became President of the Invesment Funds Institute of Canada. Hockin led the trade association’s efforts to enhance public understanding of mutual funds and to shape the federal regulatory framework for investment funds until his retirement in 2005. He was also President of the Canadian Institute of Financial Planning until 2005, and serves on the board of the Institute of Corporate Directors and as Chair of the Canadian Educational Standards Institute. After serving as a strategic advisor with Deloitte, Hockin was elected as Executive Director of the Canada, Ireland, and Caribbean Constituency of the International Monetary Fund in December 2009 after his nomination by Jim Flaherty, Canada’s Minister of Finance. He is the author of four books, and several scholarly articles and chapters.

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Fonds consists of correspondence and subject files, ministerial files relating to Thomas A. Hockin’s activities as the Minister of State (Finance), constituency files, press releases, press clippings, research files, correspondence related to Cape Breton Development Corporation (DEVCO), memoranda to the Minister for International Trade, and chronological and subject correspondence relating to international trade. Accruals to this fonds consist of Hockin’s files from his work as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Investment Funds Institute of Canada, which discuss issues such as sales practices for mutual funds, industry standards and self-regulation, educational initiatives within the industry, and the impact of international events upon the market value of securities. Accession 2015-036 consists of files created by Hockin as Chair of the Expert Panel on Securities Regulation between 2007 and 2009, which include correspondence, research reports, documents on principles, regulatory models, and consultation with stakeholders, working notes, newspaper articles, and draft and final text of the panel’s report. This accession also includes notebooks kept by Hockin while serving on the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund from 2009 to 2013, containing his notes and personal reflections on global financial stability, income models, quota negotiations, risk management, global liquidity, and other areas of financial policy, as well as the IMF's relationship with countries such as Greece, Germany, and Portugal.

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Donated by Thomas A. Hockin.


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Closed until 1 January 2026, unless written permission to consult is obtained from Thomas A. Hockin.

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The fonds comprises the following accessions: 1995-035, 1998-040, 2006-001, 2009-039, and 2015-036. Further accruals are expected.

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2002/04/04 Jizi Chen:. (Creation)
2002/04/04 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2002/10/10 Shannon MacDonald. Update wording in Biographical sketch, Scope and content, Access restrictions and Accruals. Delete ’other note’ re: source of title.
2003/04/08 Shannon MacDonald. Add URL for online finding aid. Update extent from centimetres to metres.
2007/01/28 Michael Moir. Updated dates of creation. Updated physical description area. Updated scope and content note. Added link to 2006-001.
2007/01/28 Michael Moir. Update physical description area.
2010/03/28 Michael Moir. Updated description to include 2009-039

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